I haven’t been able to think of anything interesting to write about lately so I thought I’d look back and pull out some classic family pictures and posts for our re-enjoyment.

July 24, 3005
Over the last week I put my hand to Julie’s belly like four times to try to feel the baby kick. With my hand on Julie’s belly and her hand on mine she asked me if I felt anything. Of course the answer was no – With the exception of intestinal rumblings!!! So as you can imagine I was feeling pretty bummed. I didn’t really want to try to feel anything because I thought it would still be a while before I would feel the baby, and I didn’t want to be disappointed again. So sad.

Well, Yesterday I interacted with my baby for the first time. Julie grabbed my hand and said try to feel this! I’m like alright we’ll try again and fail. So here I am with my hand on the belly, trying to feel the slightest movement. Nothing. I waited longer. Finally, I felt a little push. Then another!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I felt my baby move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was if the baby were saying, “Hello daddy, I love you!” It was so cool.

Dad and Son May 2006

March 15, 2008
For those of you who don’t know, I’m getting induced at 6:30am Monday morning. I’m kind of bummed about this, because I was induced with Nate and really wanted to just “let it happen” this time. Just seems a little easier for me and the baby. But my doctor seems to think that the delivery will go much better if I do it a little early. He wanted me to do it last Monday, but I opted to wait another week. I have been so sore this pregnancy. I carry really low and it’s been painful to walk and do just about anything for the last 5 months! So needless to say, I’m ecstatic to start feeling better soon. Plus, I can’t even go into public without endless stares and multiple comments on my huge belly. It just amazes me that complete strangers will actually come up to me and make stupid, rude comments. This happens, literally, at least 3 times a day and it’s getting REALLY old.

Oh, how I hate this picture!
June 21, 2010
  • With 4 months to go, I feel like my hips are crumbling.
  • Rob’s at Youth Conference tonight so I think I’ll take advantage of the situation and take up the entire bed diagonally.
  • Last night I sat on the couch with a pillow behind my back. I was aching. I lifted my shirt to check out my belly and found something strange. It was bulging in a hard, bumpy way. Right at the surface under my paper-thin skin. It morphed. The weirdest thing is that it WASN’T the baby!! Internal organs are my only guess since I’m almost positive I have a hernia. Since my skin and muscles are already so stretched, I’m mortified that my baby is going to explode out the front of me before my 9 months is over. 

October 14, 2010
Waiting to find out the sex of our baby was fun and it heightened the anticipation. It made the moment so exciting! I was about 75% sure my entire pregnancy that I was having a boy, so it really was a shock to me that I had been carrying a girl the whole time.

February 2, 2011
The baby screamed in the car the whole way. I was pulled over for speeding because there’s nothing better for a cop to do than pull over a mom of 3 going 6 miles over the speed limit while driving up a hill with a baby screaming in the back seat. Fed baby in parking lot. Nate coughed up a lung in play area. Walked to the food court to get a drink. The kids see a carousel. $1.50 cash only. I only have 75 cents. Kids fight over which dumb little car ride to spend my 75 cents on. Dumb little car ride eats my quarters. Baby crying. Get kids lemonade. Nate drops lemonade.  Drive home with baby still crying. We had SUCH a great time!

This was recorded before horizontal video was invented. 
At least watch long enough to see the dancing baby in the hallway.

July 7, 2011

What is you favorite food?

NATE: Mac n cheese, pizza, dino nuggets, beans n wieners
MADELEINE: Sandwiches

What is your favorite game to play with each other?

NATE: cars
MADELEINE: wrestling, Batmunk

What chore do you dislike the most?

NATE: Cleaning up toys ‘cause there are lots of toys.

What is your favorite song?

NATE: Battleforce 5 and Anberlin, Animal Kingdom, and Gomez
MADELEINE: A Child of God

Where is your favorite place to go with mom?

NATE: Carnival and Boondocks and McDonald’s
MADELEINE: Jungle Jim’s

What is your favorite thing about our new house?

NATE: I like making new friends.

What makes you so mad?

NATE: When we get stuck in traffic jams.
MADELEINE: Taking puppets (stuffed animals) away from me.

What do you like most about Caroline?

NATE: Kissing her.
MADELEINE: Playing with her.

What has been your favorite vacation that we’ve been on?

NATE: When we visited Grandma Maria.
MADELEINE: Going to Jordin’s house (in Murray).

What pet do you want?

NATE: I don’t know yet. (He’s been studying the animal encyclopedia trying to decide.)
MADELEINE: A cow, just like my puppet.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

NATE: Rock Star
MADELEINE: A cash register store.

What super power do you want?

NATE: For I can get cool punches.
MADELEINE: The power of wind.

Walking at 10 months
Such sweet children I have. Such a sweet life I live.

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